Book Of Enoch Ethiopian Translation
The book of Genesis describes a higher level of existence when humans walked and talked with God, in the Garden of Eden, and humanity was immortal, having no experience with death. This is obvious and self evident because the punishment for partaking of the forbidden knowledge was death, something of which mankind had not previously known, or it would not have been mentioned as a consequence. The Book of Enoch also confirms that human beings were originally immortal as follows: "For men were created exactly like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure and righteous, and death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold of them" 1 Enoch Chapter 69
There was a war in heaven, and Lucifer, also known as Satan, fell to Earth. The Bible refers to these beings as the Dragon or Serpent. The symbol of the serpent can still be found on many ancient ruins in various parts of the world today. The Book of Enoch refers to these extraterrestrial beings as Watchers, and gives their names, and describes their descent from heaven. Adam and Eve are warned to avoid the knowledge possessed by these serpent beings, but finally succumb to temptation, and become corrupted by their forbidden knowledge. The result is their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and the decline of humanity into the realm of birth and death.
Humans became further involved by mating with these beings. In Genesis we read that the son's of God took wives from among the daughters of men who bore them children. They are described as a race of giants, men of renown. The ancient Greek myths concerning the gods of Olympus, and Hercules, son of the god Zeus, and the Norse mythology of Thor, son of the god Odin, are possibly the historical remnants concerning the offspring of these extraterrestrial beings, producing humans with superior physical endowments.
The Book of Enoch gives a greater description of these times, and the influence of these beings on humanity. Super civilizations flourished but became evil, warlike, and violent. Science was twisted to evil ends. In the Book of Enoch we read that neither man nor animal were safe from the offspring of the gods. It is quite possible that genetic engineering, and the twisted science of that time, produced the strange monstrosities that are the source of the ancient myths concerning giants, mermaids, centaurs and other human, half human, and half beast configurations.
According to the Bible, and the Book of Enoch, God, and the angels in opposition to the Watchers, wanted to destroy these half human offspring and the civilizations that resulted, and purge the earth of their existence. However, there were humans of pure genetic descent still existing on the planet, and because of this it was decided that the human race would be spared from destruction. The Biblical story of Noah and the flood is about this event. The Bible reads, "Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations." Being perfect in his generations means that Noah was of pure human descent, and had no genetic links to the Watchers. That is why he was chosen by God to repopulate the Earth following the destruction by the great flood.
The fall from grace in the Garden of Eden, was not to be of unlimited duration however. The gospel or "Good News" as taught by Jesus, is a promise of the return of the Angels, and the establishment of an Angelic Kingdom here on Earth. Jesus called it, "The Kingdom of God". He was not speaking figuratively, but was referring to a time when the Angels would return and assist in the spiritual and physical transformation of the Earth and humankind. A time when humanity would be elevated once again above the realm of birth and death to eternal life.
"And there shall be no more curse"- Rev. 22: 3. The curse of Adam and Eve (Death) is lifted, and humanity is returned to the previous condition of immortality, as it was before the fall from grace in the Garden Of Eden. Revelation 21, describes this new world and the reunification of humanity with God, when the curse of death is eliminated. The return of Christ, and the return of the Angels, heralds the arrival of the Kingdom of God. Jesus foretold of world events leading up to His promised return. The Son of man would arrive accompanied by many Angels in conveyances referred to as the "clouds of heaven." This is the kingdom in which He would reign.
The Bible and the Book of Enoch confirm that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, and there are beings who were already ancient before Adam and Eve first walked the Earth. These beings visited the Earth before the dawn of recorded history, and if so, certainly into modern times. They are called Angels, and except for the Angels of Lucifer, these beings never fell from grace as did humanity, and have always remained in a higher level of existence, and are immortal beings of spiritual wisdom and light. Perhaps such is the norm of existence throughout the universe, and humanity's limited existence here on the Earth is but the exception.
How could humanity ever hope to communicate with such beings? How could you or I communicate with beings who have no concept of death? Not until we are restored to our original nature will we be able to coexist with these beings, which is the ultimate purpose for the arrival of the Kingdom of God. That is why prior to the arrival of the Kingdom of God, there will be no formal contact with extraterrestrial intelligent life, and no radio signals will be received, for until the arrival of the Kingdom of God, and human transformation, we are simply not able to coexist with such beings. Perhaps mortality and immortality are but levels of consciousness, and God has endowed most sentient beings throughout this vast universe with a higher level of consciousness and immortality, and except for Earth, and other possible exceptions, immortality is the norm of existence for conscious intelligent life on other worlds. The possibility that other levels of consciousness exist, and are above the process of death, is indeed intriguing.
Jesus called death sleep - John 11, and the resurrection is described as follows, "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake."- Daniel 12: 1-4. This leads to speculation that there are two levels of human existence, consciousness, or the waking state = form, and unconsciousness, or the sleeping state = formlessness. The Bible indicates that the dead still exist in an unconscious formless condition similar to sleep. Therefore, the resurrection is the restoration of consciousness, and form, to those asleep in death, and the transformation of those yet conscious and alive to an immortal state of being, or higher level of consciousness.
The Bible foretells of a great global transformation of Earth, and of humanity, that will take place with the return of Christ, and the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The Earth will be transformed physically - Revelation 6-8. Following the great tribulation, which is what humanity is experiencing right now, with the wars, regime change, economic sanctions, famines, pestilences, social upheavals, and so forth - Revelation 6: 1-11, there comes a major earth shaking event - Revelation 6: 12-14, described as a great earthquake that shakes the entire Earth. I can only surmise that it's something akin to a pole shift because "heaven is departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places". I believe that the current global increase in earthquake and volcanic activity is leading up to this event.
Immediately following this great earthshaking event, Christ returns with the angels, and gathers His people from all parts of the earth. As follows, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." - Matthew 24: 29-32. We read in Revelation 7: 9-17, which further describes the Angels holding back earth's transformation until those of Christ are taken, "a great multitude which no man could number". These shall be removed from harm to an area of safety, after which all hell breaks loose upon the earth and those inhabitants still remaining - Revelation 8-9. Those who remain on Earth will still have the opportunity to repent, and be saved, but many will not do so - Revelation 9: 21. However, those in Christ, will not be on the Earth to experience these changes. Some will never return to the earth again, and go to other places and worlds prepared for them - John 14: 3, and others will return to Earth and inhabit a new world Rev. 21-22. Either way, the curse of death will be no-more - Revelation 21: 4.
We call them extraterrestrials. The Bible calls them Angels. The word Angel means heavenly messenger. In current vernacular it means extraterrestrial messenger. A being not of this world. There is a ancient connection between humanity and extraterrestrial beings. Super civilizations did exist on Earth before recorded history. There was a time when humanity was immortal and walked and talked with God. With the coming arrival of the Kingdom of God, all that was lost long ago will be restored, and once again humanity will walk with the Angels.
Thessalonians 4: 13-17: But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning (them which are asleep), that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which (sleep in Jesus) will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the (dead in Christ) shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
From the above passages it can be concluded that the resurrection, and the so-called rapture, are one and the same. The notion that there is a rapture or carrying away of Christians before the return of Christ is not biblically supported and is a false doctrine. Christians will not suddenly disappear before the return of Christ. It is only after the return of Christ, in that "The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven," after which "The dead in Christ shall arise first, and "We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds."
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Larry A Wright